Donna Collins Tinsley is a sister among you, a sojourner, who writes a word of hope for mothers who have been affected by the pain of addiction in their loved ones lives. She prays for them also through Somebody's Mother Online Prayer Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408188089314/.
She lives in Port Orange, FL and has been included in 17 book compilations, several magazines and online. She is a lover of the Lord Jesus Christ.
It’s Monday and we pray for families today; strong
families, intact families, dysfunctional families, happy and sad families
today. Even hot mess families. You’ve got to fit into one of those categories,
and guess what? The Lord loves you all with an everlasting love.
I would love to live with no regrets, show me how
to do this Lord. Show me how to let go and let You do the impossible with
people in my life. Nothing is impossible with You. Each one praying can insert
the name of the loved one or situation and say Lord, __________ is not
impossible with You. You are the God of Possibilities, OUR GREAT HOPE AND HELP!
You may be a mother with a family member that you
don't think will ever get out of the pit they are in. Don't give up. Find a
verse and cling to it. All your children will be taught of the Lord and great
will be the peace of your children. Praying every day, in every way for you:)
Fix us, Jesus, please and let us live to ever serve
You. Put our families on a path that You can bless and humble the hardhearted
in Jesus name we pray. Let’s not only worship today, but praise Him with the
Saturdays to prayers for those who have lost loved ones to death. Many among us
have lost loved ones, mates, parents, children and young adult children. The
most unnatural thing in the world they say is burying your child. Lord, send
your strong father arms of comfort to those who are grieving. And for those
grieving the death of a dream, we pray also.
We are reminded
that there will be a day, don't miss this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtud5pvF08A
Max Lucado says in
Grace for the Moment:
In the Arms of God
We don’t like to say good-bye to those whom we love.
Whether it be at school or at the cemetery, separation is tough. It is right
for us to weep, but there is no need for us to despair. They had pain here;
they have no pain there. They struggled here. They have no struggles there. You
and I might wonder why God took them home. But they don’t. They understand.
They are, at this moment, at peace in the presence of God……When it is cold on
earth we can take comfort in knowing that our loved ones are in the warm arms
of God. And when Christ comes, we will hold them too.
Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never
ever die New Living Translation
I believe He is still an “On-time God” even when the way
looks hard and barren and hope seems far away.
“No prayer is lost. Praying breath was never spent in vain.
There is no such thing as prayer unanswered or unnoticed by God, and some
things that we count refusals or denials are simply delays.”--H. Bonar
On Mondays we pray
for our families and extended family. Some of us are in times of transition and
questioning why our loved ones go through what they are going through. Some
need help for grief, some need provision and jobs. There are times and seasons
for all things and our seasons are in the hands of the Lord. We pray especially
for those in authority and for those grieving for lost loved ones. Lord, send
wisdom, protection and help.
The Morning Prayer comes from Cecil Murphey: “Ever-wise and
ever-loving God, thank You for not letting me choose the season. If I had my
choice, I’d learn only the easy lessons. Remind me that there are difficult and
painful things I need for my growth. You know what I need long before I figure
it out. You choose so that I’ll become more Christlike and loving. Amen.” Cecil
“I wonder if that's the secret of changing people. If we
focus on being who we are and refuse to let another's attitude upset us, we
might actually change them.” Cecil Murphey
Ending with a quote to knock your socks off: “Loving God
show me the truth about myself, no matter how wonderful it may be.” Cecil
morning People! It's Thursday and a great day for recovery in the state of
Florida. Go to a meeting, spread some love and hope and work your program! Make
a gratitude list and truly think about what you are writing down and what you
have to be grateful for, we ask for grace today as we pray for those in
recovery and their families.
is one of my favorite parts in the book, “From Survival to Recovery”:
we willingly surrender ourselves to the spiritual discipline of the Twelve
Steps, our lives will be transformed. We will become mature, responsible
individuals with a great capacity for joy, fulfillment, and wonder. Though we
may never be perfect, continued spiritual progress will reveal to us our
enormous potential. We will discover that we are both worthy of love and
loving. We will love others without losing ourselves, and will learn to accept
love in return. Our sight, once clouded and confused, will clear and we will be
able to perceive reality and recognize truth. Courage and fellowship will replace
fear. We will be able to risk failure to develop new, hidden talents.
Our lives, no matter how battered and
degraded, will yield hope to share with others. We will begin to feel and will
come to know the vastness of our emotions, but we will not be slaves to them.
Our secrets will no longer bind us in shame. As we gain the ability to forgive
ourselves, and our families and the world, our choices will expand.
dignity we will stand for ourselves, but not against our fellows. Serenity and
peace will have meaning for us, as we allow our lives and the lives of those we
love to flow day by day with God’s ease, balance and grace. No longer
terrified, we will discover we are free to delight in life’s paradox, mystery,
and awe. We will laugh more. Fear will be replaced by faith, and gratitude will
come naturally as we realize that our Higher Power is doing for us what we
cannot do for ourselves. (From Survival to Recovery)
video: Oh my Lord! don't miss it;
another version of The Chain Breaker. I'm posting separate and with prayer post
so those who need it will see it. Many moms will relate to this.
SANCTUARY is the word on my heart. He is our sanctuary but
isn’t it good when we have that with a loved one, a friend, a family member.
Right now there is so much chaos surrounding some of our homes, a sanctuary
seems distant. That’s not as it should be. May the Lord have mercy and make us
a sanctuary to someone and give us a journeymate to be that to us we pray.
Jesus You are my SANCTUARY!
for all who need healing in any way today. We ask for a healing touch from Your
hand and relief from pain, infections and diseases. I have some special loved
ones on my heart today. Lord I can’t fix them but You can.
Praying for good results from tests for those
in the hospital and that the doctors will have the wisdom of God as they work
along with You, Jesus, to bring about healing. I'm adding prayers for single
mothers and fathers. Lord please provide for their needs and wrap Your big
Father arms around them and their children.
I've got some things on my heart, and a great quote
from the book, "Fervent" but first I’m praying for all who feel that
aren't going to make it and need a journeymate today. I’m praying for people
who need healing, for families that are falling apart at the seams, for the
mentally ill and those who love them.
Yes, It starts with me, and you!
About Fervent prayer:
"Because this is war. The fight of your life.
A very real enemy has been strategizing and scheming against you, assaulting
you, coming after your emotions, your mind, your man, your child, your future.
In fact he's doing it right this second. Right where you're sitting. Right
where you are.
But I say his reign of terror stops here. Stops
now. He might keep coming, but he won't have victory anymore.
Because it all starts failing when we start
praying." Priscilla Shirer
Let's WAR today!
From 2 Corinthians: "Remember, our Message is
not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is
messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light
up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood
God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.
If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness.
We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our
ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable
power with us. As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for
yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered
by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know
that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t
left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken. What they did to
Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did
among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus’
sake, which makes Jesus’ life all the more evident in us. While we’re going
through the worst, you’re getting in on the best!
We’re not keeping this quiet, not on your life.
Just like the psalmist who wrote, “I believed it, so I said it,” we say what we
believe. And what we believe is that the One who raised up the Master Jesus
will just as certainly raise us up with you, alive. Every detail works to your
advantage and to God’s glory: more and more grace, more and more people, more
and more praise!
So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though
on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the
inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding
grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times,
the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the
eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we
can’t see now will last forever."
I’ve been praying about
this for a while and really need to pull out of most groups that have added me.
I have many needs in my family that come first, have very little time to try
and write for publication (praying that the well hasn’t run dry) and just need
to have a life. The last seventeen months have been very hard on my family and
me personally. BUT I’M STILL STANDING! I give all credit to my Lord and Savior,
Our family stays in a
state of transition, it seems. Pray for us, please.
I’m the type of person
that takes prayer needs that I see online deep within my soul, I sometimes
literally feel the pain of the one posting. My main ministry is through
Somebody’s Mother Online Prayer Support Group that was started some years back
because of the burdens I hear about daily.
You can always find me
on my homepage: https://www.facebook.com/donna.c.tinsley
Or on: Somebody’s Mother
Online Prayer Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408188089314/
Yesterday it seemed like
something was in the air, to twist and distort things between people. It seemed
to be everywhere. I had to remember as one version says, we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, our people may be hurting us, but it’s the enemy behind them,
trying to destroy families. Ephesians 6:12 the Amplified Bible reads “ For our struggle is not against flesh
and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness,
against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural)
I reminded people as the Lord led, that we
have to bless the Lord, think higher than our thoughts, think on good things or
we will all go under.
A good slogan is
expectations=resentments. I found this quote taken from an Al-anon site :
"Any time I am in resentment, I am not taking care of myself. I am blaming
someone else for something I need to do.
The higher the
expectations, the lower the serenity. I try to keep my boundaries high, my
expectations low, and my heart open."
So, it’s Thursday and a
great day for Recovery in the State of Florida! Go to a gathering attend a
small group, pray with a loved one, read something encouraging. Be gentle with
people and may they give gentleness back to you. Smile at someone even if there
are tears in your eyes.
Take care of your body and soul and you will
have something to give to others the Lord puts in your path.
Praying especially with
those who are struggling in their mind with wanting to use again or contemplating
leaving a recovery path. Sometimes it just takes pressing through that wall!Put the beauty of music and worship into your day:
Song for the day
And LOL Phil Collins song
WHAT HOPE REMEMBERS is the third book in the Misty Willow
book series and the first book that I’ve read by Johnnie Alexander. I became an
instant fan and can’t wait to get the other books she has written.I didn’t realize that Johnnie was a romance
writer but this book is also very suspenseful. I was not sure she would be able
to bring things to a conclusion as I got closer to the end but was very pleasantly
The characters in the novel were believable and drew me into
the story, especially Tess, a woman who owned Whisper Lane Stables and had a
heart of gold, especially towards her nephew, Gabe.
There were some magical moments as Gabe, a discouraged
former Marine, and Amy, a high powered former lobbyist, renewed their friendship.
She was a young woman who had battled an eating disorder which is a subject
that isn’t always covered in novels. What Hope Remembers gave hope to families that healing can occur. There were details about
the pain, the hunger and trauma for those with the disorder that showed that
Johnnie did her research in a lot of areas to write this book.
As this couple tried to make their way back to each other
things were very complicated; the scripture verse included at the beginning of
the book was perfect. For thus says the
Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In
quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 (NKJV)
Thanks to Revell for providing a copy of this book in
exchange for my honest review.
Sometimes the name of Jesus is all we have strength to pray.
And in those cases, it is enough. I think that as I found out about the tragedy
in Manchester, England. Please pray for
these families, unknown to me, but known to the Father. Jesus, please send
strong comfort to the parents, the grandparents and all who loved those who
perished. Only You can come in at a time such as this with peace. I think of
all the people that I know who have empty arms and I pray, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
I say Jesus, lover of their souls, bind their wounds and make them whole.
Mother's Day Musings Revisited: "The decision
to have a child is to accept that your heart will forever walk outside of your
body." Katherine Hadley
Sunday a day to praise the Lord. I was reminded by
a devo written by Joyce Meyer that intercession is one of the best gifts that
can be given to someone, when we intercede we are not thinking of ourselves but
of others. I woke up with several special people on my heart; some in the
hospital, some alone, some grieving a loss today. I prayed for them. Many will
celebrate Mother's day, many will be unable to celebrate and for those we pray
that the Lord will minister to them today. He is available 24/7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hzYKovRsJ8
Psalm 31:3-4 "For Thou art my rock and my
fortress; for Thy name's sake Thou wilt lead me and guide me... Thou art my
I gave myself a gift of rereading a Mother's Day
poem along with my devotion time called Solo Dance. It is by my friend, and
fellow word Weaver, Patricia Keough-Wilson. It is an awesome piece of work
about something some of us know, called the mother/daughter dance.
I think it was Joyce Meyers who said, "When I
knew better, I did better." I am grateful to the Lord that I have learned
and am still learning how to parent in different ways than I did when I was a
teenage mother. By God's grace and forgiveness I am a different woman than when
I started out and He gets the credit for it. But if I could turn the clock back
and do it over with no mistakes or pain to loved ones, you can bet I would. I
would love to be able to have a do-over in the mothering department. There is a
quote in the book, "Her Daughter's Dream" by Francine Rivers that
sums up, I think, how many mothers feel. "I love every one of my children
and I did the best I knew in raising them. I just wasn't always the mother they
We claim Romans 8:28 and know that God will use the
pain and upheavals of life to bring about the destiny of our children. As mothers
it is hard to watch and at times and
even harder to endure when we want to jump in and take that pain for them. But
we must leave our children, grandchildren and problems in the hands of the One
who created them for His purpose and glory.
He will bring to life that which was dead and
barren. Only the Lord can mend the broken, take pieces of clay and make
beautiful vessels of His glory. Sometimes life seems more than we can endure,
but we must press on, for His glory and purpose.
"Now therefore thus says the LORD God of
Israel concerning (my paraphrase) your family: "Behold, I will gather them
out of all the lands to which I have driven them in My anger, in My wrath and
in great indignation; and I will bring them back to this place and make them
dwell in safety. "They shall be My people, and I will be their God; and I
will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their
own good and for the good of their children after them. I will make an
everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them
good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn
away from Me. "I will rejoice over them to do them good and will
faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul.
Jeremiah 32:17, 36-41 Amp.
“All your children will be taught by the Lord. And
they will have much peace”
(Isaiah 54:13, International Children’s Bible)
An interesting bit of Mother's Day trivia:
Anna Jarvis, the woman whose efforts resulted in
Mother's Day becoming a national holiday in 1914, filed a lawsuit to stop a
Mother's Day festival in 1923 because she was so troubled that the day had
become commercialized. "I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not
profit," she protested. The commercialization so disturbed her that she
said she was sorry she had worked to establish the holiday, and she spent all
of her inheritance trying to return Mother's Day to the simple, loving time she
I can understand her becoming disheartened. May the
Lord bring back the simplicity of just spending time together or thinking about
happy memories of previous days, for those who are sad.
"Break Out: A
Criminal's Journey to Eternal Freedom" Revised and Expanded Edition
I love how the story
ends in "Break Out: A Criminal's Journey to Eternal Freedom" Revised
and Expanded Edition, by Jed G. Lindstrom. The new version expands on the
original writing done by Jed and Larry J Leech II. But really this story is
just beginning as there are great things on the horizon for Jed and his family.
Someone once said to
me when I told them about Jed and Lets Go Ministry, “His story is just like the
story of hundreds of addicts.” I didn’t have a good answer for them then, but
now after reading the book, I do. I say Jed and the power of the Holy Spirit
working in his life makes his story shine. And isn’t that what this world with
the darkness and pain that is all around us needs? A shining light to help lead
Another person that met Jed said “I knew I wanted to get to
know this man because something was shining from him.” I recently learned that
when he first came into our town he made sandwiches and gave them out to the
poor. To me, that is a beautiful act of worship to the Lord, as in Matthew
25:40: “And the King will answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, to the
extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of
them, you did it to Me.” I was familiar with some of Jed's story before I read
the book, having walked the streets of Daytona with him when his ministry
sponsored Motel Church a few years ago. Jed always has creative ways to spread
the gospel and to reach out to those that other people might bypass.
There’s a reason that everyone that meets him wants to book
him to speak. Larry J Leech II has beautifully crafted this story in his own
unique and awesome way.
You’ll meet Jed through the words of this book and find out
that his whole family shines! The pictures were an added bonus to getting to
know this family. I especially loved the addition of how the Lord brought Jed
and Erica together. There’s a lot more content and some beautiful pictures in
this book. Jed started a support group meeting in the Daytona Beach area called
Break Out and it has helped many people start or stay on a recovery walk.
Jed is a man who gives honor to a praying mom and this was
one of my favorite paragraphs:
“I’m so thankful that I had a praying mom who would not let
me go. Between the abuse I subjected my body to and dangerous situations I put
myself in, I easily could have died out there. The power of God is real and
active. If you are crying out to God for an addicted loved one right now and
are growing weary, don’t give up! They desperately need your prayers for divine
protection and for the Lord to awaken them to His call and vision for their
life.”( Jed page 54)
I so related to Jed’s miracle of a reunion in chapter titled,
“RESTORATION”. I’m very proud of his stand with this situation and Erica, his
wife, is one of the most supportive women I’ve ever met.
This book is easy to read, keeps your attention and will be
a blessing to many families. Jed writes out some helpful scriptures and The
“Seven Basic Steps to Follow Jesus” at the end will help those who are
struggling. Read this book then pass it along. That’s what I’m doing!
I attended a conflict resolutions seminar recently. It made
me want to say, "Get with the program" to my family. Then I
wondered where that phrase came from? Is it Al-Anon specific? I'm pretty sure I heard my mom say it here and
there throughout her life so that phrase has been around awhile.
The main meaning seems to be, follow the rules; do what you are
supposed to do. That also clearly implies that there is a known method or
"program" to follow; we might say to someone, “Come on, honey. Get
with the program. Do what you are told.”
Or McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
gives the example, “Jane just can't seem to get with the program. She has to do
everything her way, right or wrong.”*
If I ask someone to get with
the program I may want them to make more effort to do what is needed or to
accept new ideas. In Word Weavers the
program is to follow the manual or the example of Word Weavers International in
the way they conduct their meetings.
For those who are affected by addictions in their family’s lives
they may want their loved one to go to a meeting where there is “program or 12-step
talk.” There are books about certain programs for recovery issues and yet everyone may have their own
opinion about them. One slogan I love in Al-Anon is, “Take What You Like and Leave
the Rest.” That has helped me tremendously when the stress of life has kept me
from doing the complete program.
I’ve perhaps made my own program
at times which consists of, on Thursdays, taking some time to encourage others
in prayer for those in recovery, hitting a meeting and then rewarding myself
with a Chick-Fila Milkshake. Here is an example of a Thursday post for my blog:
The Ways of the Lord
For the LORD is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth
to all generations. Psalm 100:5
It's Thursday and today as I think about those who
are in recovery, I also am praying for those who are grieving, those who are
sick and people in need of a Healer. For those who want to give up, those who
are afraid their children will die of an overdose on the streets, and those who
are afraid their loved one will just decide to end it all, I pray, also.
I pray because that is really all I can do. I
yield to Him, although sometimes I want to try to fix someone; sometimes, so
very many times, I may even want to shake someone and say, “Get with the
program!”Instead, I yield to the Lord,
because letting go and letting God is the only reasonable thing that I can do.
It keeps me sane in an insane world.
His ways are good even when we can't see for the
darkness. His ways are good even when they aren’t our ways. His ways are good
through the valley of the shadow of death. His ways are good when we are lonely
because He will come to us. His ways are good when we are struggling because He
can calm the struggle.
His ways are good when our children have
abandoned or forsaken us (and Him) and gone astray because He is the mighty Shepherd
who searches for the lost one. His ways are good in our pain as He is the Healer.
His ways are good when the road is long and the journey seems too hard to
travel for He travels with us.
His ways are good we will believe for this year.
We can’t create, change or cure
anyone but His ways are good and He can. HE IS
Think on your blessings, as that is the only way
to overcome the darkness of this world. He is the Light and His ways are good!
The goodness of the Lord lives forever. Let Jesus be your program for today.
What to do for yourself:Focus on your blessings as you take long,
deep, cleansing breaths. When stressed throughout the day remember to breathe
Thought: Sometimes we just need to say a prayer
to get our minds in a better place. Focus on the Lord’s goodness in your life
even if addiction has flavored it. The Lord is good even when _____________ because_________.
Donna Collins Tinsley
Praying every day in every way for you and your
loved ones at Somebody’s Daughter Online Prayer Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408188089314/
We pray on Saturdays for those
who have lost loved ones to death, it seems to hit close to home for many. The
most unnatural thing in the world they say is burying your child , although Jesus
was an adult at the time of His death, to Mary, He was her baby, yet also her
Lord, send your strong Father arms of comfort to those who
Though they are worn, give them new strength and vision for
life. Give them the hope to press on and the ability to have joy again.
The Bleeding Parent
“Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, His mother,
for the fall and rising of many in Israel and for a sign which shall be spoken
against (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also) that the hearts
of many may be revealed.” Luke 2:34-35
Mary was a young girl at the
time she conceived. She learned early
what it meant to be a bleeding parent.
One of the first prophecies spoken to her was Luke 2:34-35. As a mother, her natural impulse would have
been to shelter, nurture and protect her son.
We cannot forget that although Jesus was God in human form, He was bone
of her bone and flesh of her flesh. Her
womb was the first home for the king of kings.
Her body pushed him out. With
each contraction, His destiny and our salvation drew nearer. She bore pain for Him, that He would bear our
pain and sins.
She watched and pondered, not even knowing
fully it was He of whom was spoken, “He is a man of sorrows, and acquainted
with grief. And we hid as it were, our
faces from Him. He was despised and we
did not esteem Him.”(Isaiah 53:3)
from son to Savior as she watched Him dying for her at the cross. We forget sometimes that He was born for the
cross. She went from being His mother to
being His child as He became a bleeding parent for her.
Prayer: Lord, you know how much we would like to hide at
times from the pain of life, especially when it involves our children. Help us
instead to help steer them to the blessings that are in our daily lives and the
Season before us.
for the Day: Sometimes as parents we bleed for our children when we see them go
through painful situations.
Focus: Families in pain during the holidays.
I'm so glad that we've had a pretty calm weekend. Recently I
posted: "Have you ever felt like your life is a Tyler Perry movie waiting to
happen? One morning after getting on
Facebook, I could literally hear Mary J Blige singing, "No More Drama," in my
Where we always wanted to be the Waltons, we ended up seeming more
like a “Law and Order” segment. And sometimes social media and email subjects
can just downright make you laugh with some of the subjects. Which is good,
because Mama always said, “You have to laugh to keep from crying.” I wish Mama
was still around to say it, but then that’s a whole different blog. (http://thornrose7.blogspot.com/2014/03/linda-lee-wirth-reece-lewis-you-were.html)
She didn’t have to live through the second generations of "hurts,
habits and hang-ups (as said by Celebrate Recovery) in our family; the
grandchildren and great grandchildren that struggle. That would’ve been too much
for her heart. Sometimes I think it’s too much for mine, yet FOR THIS WE HAVE
I may have posted this poem before, but with some feedback
concerning addictions, I’m reposting. Don’t let your dreams die,
3:16 Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord
listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence
concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.
were mothers alive with hope
those days long ago
the pain began
the dreams died.
they were in our wombs
laughed, we dreamed
thoughts of addiction for this child
we even know what addiction meant
we ever envision anything but a good, wonderful life for our
in our womb,
did our best to protect them,
take care of ourselves as
bodies were vessels of holiness,
gift of life
gift from God.
children are a gift from God
didn’t think as adults they might be walking the streets
clothes that need washing,
their clothes being stolen
NO! LORD THIS IS NOT WHAT WE SIGNED UP
IS NOT OUR DREAMS!
world gives darkness for light
world shows pain as pleasure
distorted view of fun
all my children
be taught of the Lord
great will be the peace of my children (Isaiah 54:13)
they walk with You
they are restored to You
they will say, “My Lord and my God”
was You all along,
restored my song,
will dance for You,
restored to You,
You were there all the
get you out of my mind,
restored to You at last
no longer live in the past
for this dark world.
was You all along,
restored my song,
will dance for You,
restored to You,
Mother is praying
God has heard
she was saying
restored my song,
my children, too
will dance for You,
restored to You,
Malachi 4: “On the day when I act,” says
the Lord Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them,
just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. And you will
again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those
who serve God and those who do not.
I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the
Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the
hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land
with total destruction.” COME QUICKLY, LORD JESUS!
No More Drama lyrics:
So tired, tired of these drama
No more, no more
I wanna be free
I'm so tired, so tired
Broken heart again
Another lesson learn
Better know your friends
Or else you will get burn
Gotta count on me
Cause I can guarantee
That I'll be fine
No more pain (no more pain)
No more pain (no more pain)
No drama (no more drama in my life)
Noone's gonna make me hurt again
What a player fool
Go through ups and downs
Nowhere and all the time
You wouldn't be around
Or maybe I like the stress
Cause I was young and restless
But there was long ago
I don't wanna cry no more
No more pain (no more pain)
No more game (no more game messin with my
No drama (no more drama in my life)
Nooone's gonna make me hurt again
No more tears (no more tears, I'm tired of cryin
No more fears (no more fears, I really don't wanna
No drama (no more drama in my life)
I don't ever wanna hurt again
Wanna speak my mind, wanna speak my
Uh, it feel so good
When you let go
Avoid these drama in your life
Now you're free from all the pain
Free from all the game
Free from all the stress
So bye your happiness
I don't know
Only God knows where the story is
For me, but I know where the story
It's up to us to choose
Whatever we win or loose
And I choose to win
No more pain (no more pain)
No more game (tired of your playin' game with my
No drama (no more drama in my life)
No more, no more, no more, no more
No more tears (no more tears, no more cryin every
No more fears (no more waking be up in the
This review is from: God's Easter Miracles: Adventures Of The Sea Kids (Hardcover)
I was so happy to receive my copy of "God's Easter Miracles: Adventures Of The Sea Kids" by Lee Ann Mancini and beautifully illustrated by Dan Sharp.
We find the sea kids or urchins getting ready to celebrate Easter at church down under the sea. The subject of autism is introduced early; the sea creatures get a chance to learn compassion and sharing in this adventure. Miss Linda is the ultimate Sunday School teacher for the sea children and our children can identify with feelings of wanting to win the prize.
The book is really colorful and is one that toddlers will enjoy just looking at the pictures.
Lee Ann always reminds the kids to say their prayers and ask Jesus into their hearts. She also has a hidden fish sign on each page for them to look for as a game. This is a beautiful series and I look forward to more books that are great gifts for grandchildren and your friend's children.
I was very grateful to receive a Review Copy from the publisher through BookCrash.
The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255